Mobile crane operators use state-of-the-art heavy machinery to move construction materials and earth over short distances.
Mobile crane operators use state-of-the-art heavy machinery to move construction materials, earth and even petroleum products over short distances.
Mobile crane operators drive and control cranes that move around the job site and use a telescoping boom to raise and lower materials and equipment. BYF.org
Tower crane operators control the tall tower cranes that are used to lift materials and equipment in the construction of skyscrapers and other large structures. BYF.org
“You’re not sitting at a desk. You’re not doing the same thing every day… I am making more money, having more fun, and it’s overall more interesting.”
– Dan, Crane Operator
2022 Average Annual Salary *
Mobile Crane Operator: $73,285
Tower Crane Operator: $77,792
Learn on the job after earning a high school diploma or equivalent, through an apprenticeship, or by attending vocational schools.
Work Environment *
Crane operators work indoors and outdoors in a variety of industries.
Job Outlook *
Overall employment of material moving machine operators is projected to grow 7 percent from 2020 to 2030.
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